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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build inexpensive kaleidoscopes using transparency paper and foil (instead of mirrors). Use this activity to introduce learners to concepts related to optics, light,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate the sense of sight and develop and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners measure their central and peripheral visual fields...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners examine how colored lenses act like filters and absorb all colors of light except for the color of the lenses. Learners explore this phenomenon by making a cool pair of...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate color vision as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover that afterimages occur because of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways. By building their own pinhole viewers, learners make observations about the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate visual perception as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover how depth perception works by testing...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab (Activity #1 on page), learners explore how we see color. Learners set up an experiment to evaluate how a group of learners view different colors as presented on different background...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners construct three optical illusion toys to examine how our brains play tricks on what we see. Learners use simple materials to build a Circle Spinner, Thaumatrope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this exercise (Activity #2 on page), learners test their distance vision to evaluate their overall eyesight. Learners attempt to read the letters on a Snellen Eye Chart from 20 feet away, while...

    free Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes